The End of Roe, the End of Trump

After Dobbs, the Republican Party doesn’t need Trump.

#barrett-amy-coney, #desantis-ron, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #trump-donald-j

‘Ghost Flights’? The Facts Behind Transporting Migrant Children

Government flights carrying undocumented children from the border to federally licensed shelters around the country are being criticized by conservative politicians in an election year.

#astorino-robert-p, #desantis-ron, #federation-for-american-immigration-reform, #florida, #human-trafficking, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #mukherjee-elora, #smuggling

Biden Just Proposed a Gas Tax Holiday. Will It Work?

The president’s idea isn’t a new one. Republicans like Glenn Youngkin and Ron DeSantis got there first.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #desantis-ron, #federal-taxes-us, #gasoline-tax-us, #internal-sub-only-nl, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

Florida Allows Doctors to Order Covid Vaccines for Young Children

Unlike the other 49 states and the District of Columbia, Florida did not allow health care providers to preorder the vaccines ahead of the federal government’s June 14 deadline.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #florida, #vaccination-and-immunization

Florida Allows Doctors to Order Vaccines for Very Young Children

Unlike the other 49 states and the District of Columbia, Florida did not allow health care providers to preorder the vaccines ahead of the federal government’s June 14 deadline.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #florida, #vaccination-and-immunization

DeSantis Event at Chelsea Piers Faces Backlash Over L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

The Florida governor who signed the so-called Don’t Say Gay bill is scheduled to speak at a site long connected to the gay rights movement.

#chelsea-manhattan-ny, #chelsea-piers, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dermer-ron, #desantis-ron, #forney-ali-center, #health-clubs, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hoylman-brad-m, #jews-and-judaism, #leslie-lohman-museum-of-art, #museum-of-jewish-heritage, #museums, #new-york-city-gay-hockey-assn, #tikvah-fund

After a Political Storm, Gay Days Return to Disney

An L.G.B.T.Q. tradition at Disney World took on new significance this year, when Disney was ensnared in a heated cultural debate.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #desantis-ron, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #walt-disney-company

A Broken Redistricting Process Winds Down, With No Repairs in Sight

A brutal battle over drawing district boundaries in the House of Representatives has left the two political parties roughly at parity. But no one is celebrating.

#desantis-ron, #elections-house-of-representatives, #florida, #house-of-representatives, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-courts-state, #texas, #voting-rights-act-1965

There Has to Be a Tipping Point on Guns, Right?

Or maybe not.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #desantis-ron, #firearms, #gun-control, #kemp-brian-p, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2024, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #second-amendment-us-constitution

Special Olympics Lifts Vaccine Mandate for Its U.S.A. Games

Florida health officials told Special Olympics that the vaccine requirement violated state law.

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #fines-penalties, #intellectual-disabilities, #orlando-fla, #special-olympics, #vaccination-and-immunization

Florida Supreme Court Turns Down DeSantis Voting Map Challenge

The court’s refusal means that the November elections will most likely be based on legislative maps a lower court said illegally diluted the power of Black voters.

#black-people, #desantis-ron, #elections-house-of-representatives, #florida, #lawson-alfred-1948, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #supreme-courts-state

Trump’s Primary Losses Puncture His Invincibility

With many of Donald J. Trump’s endorsed candidates falling to defeat in recent primaries, some Republicans see an opening for a post-Trump candidate in 2024.

#bannon-stephen-k, #cotton-tom, #desantis-ron, #endorsements, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #mastriano-doug, #mcconnell-mitch, #midterm-elections-2022, #pence-mike, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-governors-assn, #republican-party, #scott-timothy-eugene, #trump-donald-j, #winred

How Trump, DeSantis and Viktor Orban Wield Power

Make your enemies pay; let your friends prosper.

#desantis-ron, #hungary, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

America’s Doug Mastriano Problem

The Republican Party’s strategy to contain populist rebellion didn’t work in Pennsylvania.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cawthorn-madison, #constitution-us, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #democratic-party, #desantis-ron, #elections-governors, #elections-senate, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #le-pen-marine, #little-brad-1954, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mastriano-doug, #pennsylvania, #perdue-david-a-jr, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2024, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #wallace-george-c

10 Republicans on President Trump’s Sway in Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania

Nostalgia for the former president ran high, but his influence in big elections in swing states this month depended on the candidate.

#barnette-kathy-1971, #desantis-ron, #endorsements, #kemp-brian-p, #midterm-elections-2022, #oz-mehmet-c, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #vance-j-d

Why Ron DeSantis Is the New Republican Party

The Florida governor is using state power to fight the culture war.

#conservatism-us-politics, #desantis-ron, #presidential-election-of-2024

Ron DeSantis Is Being Incoherent on Inflation

The Florida governor, like many other Republicans, needs to get his story straight.

#desantis-ron, #inflation-economics, #internal-sub-only-nl, #stimulus-economic, #taxation, #united-states-economy

States Turn to Tax Cuts as Inflation Stays Hot

Tax reductions and rebates that are being proposed to help people cope could have the unintended effect of pushing prices higher.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #delaware, #desantis-ron, #elections-governors, #florida, #gasoline-tax-us, #hochul-kathleen-c, #idaho, #indiana, #inflation-economics, #iowa, #kansas, #kelly-laura-1950, #new-york-state, #norquist-grover-g, #pennsylvania, #politics-and-government, #rebates-and-refunds, #states-us, #stimulus-economic, #taxation, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #wolf-thomas-w

Florida Releases Reviews That Led to Rejection of Math Textbooks

To explain its puzzling rejection of dozens of textbooks, the state released 6,000 pages of comments, revealing an often confusing and divisive process.

#conservatism-us-politics, #critical-race-theory, #desantis-ron, #education-k-12, #florida, #rapinoe-megan, #textbooks

What DeSantis and His Republican Allies Are Doing Will Have Grave Costs

Discarding core commitments is not a small concession to changing times but an abject desecration of everything the G.O.P. long claimed to believe.

#carlson-tucker, #citizens-united, #citizens-united-v-federal-election-commission-supreme-court-decision, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporations, #cruz-ted, #desantis-ron, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #florida, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #shapiro-benjamin-a-1984, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-j-d

How DeSantis Transformed Florida’s Political Identity

The state has become an unlikely laboratory for right-wing policy, pushed by a governor with presidential ambitions.

#desantis-ron, #florida, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #walt-disney-company

What Does the Right Do When Big Business Turns Against Conservatism?

How conservatives put their hope in Elon Musk and Ron DeSantis.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporations, #democratic-party, #desantis-ron, #domenech-ben-1981, #florida, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #liberalism-us-politics, #musk-elon, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #warren-elizabeth

Three Opinion Writers on Why the G.O.P. Can’t Stop Saying ‘Gay’

A left-right debate on the overblown gender panic gripping American politics.

#audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #desantis-ron, #education-k-12, #florida, #gender, #generation-z, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #liberalism-us-politics, #millennial-generation, #republican-party, #sex-education, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #walt-disney-company

QAnonization, Orbanization and Disney

Conspiracy-theory politics catches up with Mickey Mouse.

#desantis-ron, #education-k-12, #florida, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #orban-viktor, #parental-rights-in-education-bill, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #walt-disney-company

Remember When Kevin McCarthy Had ‘Had It’ With Trump?

And does mean that Ron DeSantis won’t be taking his kids to Disney world anymore?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #desantis-ron, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #federal-taxes-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #income-tax, #masks, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Did DeSantis Revoke Disney’s Special Tax Status? What We Know.

The Florida governor and state lawmakers revoked the theme park’s special tax status in an ongoing battle that escalated over a recently passed education bill.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #chapek-robert-a, #corporate-taxes, #desantis-ron, #education-k-12, #florida, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #politics-and-government, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #walt-disney-company

Punishing Disney, DeSantis Signals a Lasting G.O.P. Brawl With Business

Gov. Ron DeSantis’s move to revoke the company’s special tax status in Florida showed how combative his party has grown toward corporations that are increasingly taking a stand on political issues.

#desantis-ron, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #education-k-12, #florida, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walt-disney-company

A Look at the Textbooks Rejected by the Florida Department of Education

The state rejected dozens of math textbooks. The New York Times reviewed 21 of them to figure out why.

#critical-race-theory, #desantis-ron, #education-k-12, #emotions, #florida, #mathematics, #textbooks

Democrats, You Can’t Ignore the Culture Wars Any Longer

The only alternative to fighting is losing.

#colleges-and-universities, #critical-race-theory, #desantis-ron, #florida, #hofstadter-richard, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #law-and-legislation, #michigan, #ohio, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #rufo-christopher-f, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

Florida Votes to Revoke Disney’s Special Tax Status

The vote, which appears certain to be signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, follows an acrimonious clash over what has been called the “Don’t Say Gay” law in the state.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #corporate-taxes, #desantis-ron, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #florida, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #taxation, #walt-disney-company

Will Alaskans Welcome Sarah Palin’s Political Comeback?

Charles Homans, a New York Times reporter who lived in Alaska during Palin’s ascent, reflects on the state’s astonishing political transformation.

#alaska, #desantis-ron, #elections-house-of-representatives, #florida, #internal-sub-only-nl, #palin-sarah, #united-states-politics-and-government

Florida Senate Passes Congressional Map Giving G.O.P. a Big Edge

The map, proposed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, would most likely add four Republican districts while eliminating three held by Democrats.

#black-people, #demings-val, #desantis-ron, #elections-house-of-representatives, #florida, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

Gov. DeSantis Clears Way to Revoke Disney’s Special District in Florida

Having criticized the company’s stand on a law restricting classroom discussion of sexual identity, he expanded a special session of the Legislature to target Disney World’s self-governing privileges.

#desantis-ron, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #florida, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #walt-disney-company

Florida Rejects Math Textbooks, Citing ‘Prohibited Topics’

Officials said they objected to the inclusion of social-emotional learning and critical race theory in the books but did not share information on the specific content.

#desantis-ron, #education-k-12, #florida

Disney, Built on Fairy Tales and Fantasy, Confronts the Real World

The entertainment behemoth spent decades avoiding even the whiff of controversy. But it has increasingly been drawn into the partisan political fray.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #boycotts, #chapek-robert-a, #desantis-ron, #disney-plus, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #iger-robert-a, #movies, #politics-and-government, #walt-disney-company

The Law That Shaped the Internet Presents a Question for Elon Musk

Section 230 gives companies wide latitude to host as much objectionable content as they wish.

#desantis-ron, #facebook-inc, #florida, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #internal-sub-only-nl, #musk-elon, #social-media, #twitter

The G.O.P. Is Still the Party of Plutocrats

Unlike Europe’s right, it won’t even gesture toward actual populism.

#desantis-ron, #high-net-worth-individuals, #national-rally-france, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #scott-richard-l, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017

Red States Push L.G.B.T.Q. Restrictions as Education Battles Intensify

With an eye toward parents’ anxiety, Republicans have put forward a wave of laws on classroom instruction, youth sports and health care. Some of the young people at the center feel isolated.

#athletics-and-sports, #conservatism-us-politics, #cox-spencer-j-1975, #desantis-ron, #discrimination, #education, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #youth

Doctors, Attend to Your Mental Health

Removing the stigma from mental health care for doctors. Also: War crimes in Ukraine; the “Don’t Say Gay” law; baseball signs; Alcoholics Anonymous.

#alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #baseball, #desantis-ron, #doctors, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #major-league-baseball, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #milk-harvey, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Culture War, Redux

How did L.G.B.T. rights again become the subject of a culture war?

#children-and-childhood, #desantis-ron, #florida, #gender, #internal-storyline-no, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures

These Days, ‘Help Wanted’ Has So Many Meanings

But there’s a magic kingdom somewhere, right?

#democratic-party, #desantis-ron, #elections-house-of-representatives, #florida, #house-of-representatives, #minimum-wage, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-j-d, #wages-and-salaries, #walt-disney-company

Judge Rules Parts of Florida Voting Law Unconstitutional

The ruling against a major Republican election law, issued by a federal judge in Tallahassee, is likely to be overturned either by a higher appeals court or the U.S. Supreme Court.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #desantis-ron, #florida, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-act-1965, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements, #walker-mark-e-1967

G.O.P. Presses for Greater Edge on Florida and Ohio Congressional Maps

In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a map drawn by his fellow Republicans in the Legislature. In Ohio, Republicans closed in on a G.O.P.-friendly map for the midterm elections.

#desantis-ron, #elections-house-of-representatives, #florida, #ohio, #primaries-and-caucuses, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

DeSantis Signs Florida Bill That Opponents Call ‘Don’t Say Gay’

The law has drawn criticism from the White House, Disney employees and Hollywood. The governor has dismissed opponents as “woke.”

#desantis-ron, #education-k-12, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #law-and-legislation, #walt-disney-company

DeSantis Is Trump 2.0

Ron DeSantis isn’t only trying to imitate Trump but to one-up him.

#desantis-ron, #florida, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Disney Employees Walk Out Amid Furor Over Florida Anti-LGBTQ Bill

Hoping to avoid controversy, the company initially shied away from taking a public stance on the anti-L.G.B.T.Q. bill. Now, an internal outcry has stretched into its third week.

#chapek-robert-a, #corporate-social-responsibility, #desantis-ron, #florida, #law-and-legislation, #morrell-geoff, #walt-disney-company

Don’t Say Gay Isn’t a New Form of Bigotry

In the 1970s the Republican Party tried to muzzle gay identity 

#desantis-ron, #florida, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #reagan-ronald-wilson

Opponents Call It the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill. Here’s What It Says.

The Florida bill limits what educators can say about gender and sexuality, and could affect mental health services for all students.

#children-and-childhood, #conservatism-us-politics, #desantis-ron, #education-k-12, #florida, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party

Republicans Push Crackdown on Crime Wave That Doesn’t Exist: Voter Fraud

Election fraud is exceedingly rare and often accidental. Still, G.O.P. lawmakers and prosecutors are promoting tough new enforcement efforts.

#desantis-ron, #elections-district-attorneys, #florida, #georgia, #la-crosse-wis, #memphis-tenn, #moses-pamela, #paxton-ken, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Republicans Push to Crackdown on Voter Fraud

Election fraud is exceedingly rare and often accidental. Still, G.O.P. lawmakers and prosecutors are promoting tough new enforcement efforts.

#desantis-ron, #elections-district-attorneys, #florida, #georgia, #la-crosse-wis, #memphis-tenn, #moses-pamela, #paxton-ken, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements